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Hospital price-setting would have the most impact in reducing healthcare spending

Regulating hospital prices by setting what private health plans pay would have the most impact as a policy option for reducing annual hospital spending, according to new research from RAND Corporation. The study compared three policy options – regulating hospital prices, improving price transparency and increasing competition among hospitals  – to find which action would… Read More »

New studies are estimating spending on COVID-19

In a new report published by the Brookings Institution, Matthew Fiedler, Ph.D. ’13 , a fellow in economic studies at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, and Zirui Song, M.D. ’10, Ph.D. ’12, assistant professor of health care policy in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School, estimate national health care spending for COVID-19 care and… Read More »

US lawmakers are working on a deal to raise tobacco age, repeal unpopular Obamacare tax as part of spending package

Jim R. Bounds | Bloomberg | Getty Images House Democrats are pushing to add several health-care provisions to a $ 1.4 trillion spending bill that must pass by Dec. 20 to avoid a government shutdown, according to congressional aides familiar with the legislation. U.S. lawmakers are in talks to raise the minimum tobacco age to… Read More »